IntelBX80646I74790
Intel

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.6GHz, Haswell.
Release date: Q2 2014.

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4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.4 GHz, Haswell.
Release date ≤ Q4 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 149,736 user samples
124,796 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 56% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 56% Great: 78%
SPEED RANK: 128th / 1197
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
24,940 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 74% Base clock 0.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 53% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 1.15 GHz (avg)
Poor: 53% Great: 74%
SPEED RANK: 148th / 1197
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
69.2 % +2% 67.6 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
108 Pts +5% 103 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
210 Pts +4% 202 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
369 Pts 377 Pts +2%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
547 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+42%
384 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
556 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+43%
389 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
118 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+5%
112 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
233 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+6%
220 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
440 Pts +4% 424 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
594 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+40%
425 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
597 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+40%
427 Pts
Market Share
Based on 21,718,290 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.9 % Hugely higher market share.
+350%
0.2 %
Value
Value For Money
66.7 % 78.8 % Better value.
+18%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
75 % More popular.
+21%
62 %
Price
Price (score)
$318 $159 Much cheaper.
+50%
Age
Newest
66 Months Slightly more recent.
+7%
71+ Months
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'14 Q2'13
Cache
Cache
8 MB SmartCache 6 MB SmartCache
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$303.00 - $312.00 $213.00 - $224.00
Graphics Output
Graphics Output
eDP/DP/HDMI/DVI/VGA eDP/DP/HDMI/VGA
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes No

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The Core i7-4790 is the third upgrade to Intel's flagship quad core hyper-threaded CPU. This version, like its predecessor the i7-4771, gets a 100 MHz bump in stock frequency and additionally the i7-4790 also gets a 100 MHz turbo frequency bump. These improvements (~4%) are marginal and practically impossible to discern in day to day use. Looking at a benchmark comparison between the 4771 and 4790 verifies that there is little difference between the two CPUs. Although the i7-4790 isn't much of a step forward, it's still one of the best (locked) mainstream processors on the market. AMD hasn't been able to compete with Intel on single threaded performance for several years, consequently Intel have no need to push the envelope. Overclockers should wait for the 4790K which is rumoured to be released shortly. [May '14 CPUPro]

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